SYDNEY (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) - AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, confirmed the following strategic plans and forecasts for the carrier:
Passenger numbers: Forecasts 8 million passengers in the 12 months ending 30-Jun-06, up 27%;
Fleet: Plans to exercise options for an additional 40 A320s, on top of 60 firm orders;
Network: Currently operates 53 routes and is likely to add another ten to its network over the next year, while focussing also on increasing frequency on existing routes.
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